© 2012 Yviemarie

School of Saatchi: Update

"What does good art do?

Ideally it makes you see something differently
It makes you see through the eyes of the artist
The world looks different
It may make you think differently
It may make you feel different

It has to affect a change in the mind of the viewer"
 "You don't have to be good at life drawing to be an artist"

Spoken like a true installation 'artist'.
"I stand for good British art...not shite"

Love it.

THE question...what is GOOD art?

School of Saatchi

Just flicked over to BBC 2 and caught the last 15 minutes of what looks to be the new Design for Life...although "recluse" Charles Saatchi doesn't mentor, he simply judges the participating artists.

Has anyone else seen this?
I didn't even realise it was on...did I miss a good first two episodes or is it not worth holding out for...

Im not into conceptual art anyways =]

Studio Visit: Update

After a lengthy wait for a final date, I have my interview at the Tigerprint Studios booked.

December 8th 2009

I may not be able to speak to any of the designers as this is THE busiest time for greetings card designers (heh) but I will be speaking to Studio Manager, Anna Woods at the main studio in Bradford.

Im so nervous.
I hope there's one designer who can spare a moment, as Im not sure if she will be able to answer my questions on influences and inspirations, but we shall see.

Hoarded 3

For everyone who shudders at the thought of quilling
Imagining old ladies gathered at the village hall on a Sunday afternoon
With their pre bought blank greetings cards

Tell me this isn't AMAZING Graphic Design...

YULIA BRODSKAYA @ artyulia.com


I was googling "how to create a good layout" and after a fwe clicks here and there came across this little find
A collection of various interesting [and not so] graphic design...this is the one that sold it to me...


100 Ideas [in progress]

You know the drill...

For artists eyes only

It's not specifically for art...but as artists, we see things that others necesarily dont.
Check this out at Nigel's blog

75 ways to Draw More

Lists on what to draw.

9) Make a bad drawing when you first wake up

Now you do it.

Joys of Blogs

Found a ceramicist via etsy and came across this image on his blog

I have an idea, that might have to come into play while on this course...

I would create a blank object; A BOX A BOOK A PAPER BAG and have the class cover one each. What a great exhibition that would be? Filling a space with identical objects and diverse designs. It would be the designs made focus ratehr than the object in question.
A blank canvas doesn't have to a an actual canvas...does it?

Hell...I want to do this myself anyways! Paperbags all the way...easy to store aswell.

No wedding blues

Muslim brides wait for rituals to begin during a Muslim mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India. 81 couples got married at the event.

How do they know they're marrying the right one...

Southern Cement

As you may (or may not) know, I am the graphic designer for Southern Cement, Ipswich. Like Dad ALWAYS said "Its about who you know". So thanks to Simon, a small favour has turned into a nice side project for me to get in some practise and experience in the business.

I have just finished my latest project, a Maintenance Log Sheet for the Manager.
Awkward. Why you ask? Because he only has access to Microsoft Word. Which meant VERY stupid tables to get around. And he wanted it A3...which Word doesn't like.
4 hours later, I'm done and dusted.

A mug of hot choc and some doodles are in order now
[before I get on with the next project Cement Bag re-designs]

Hoarded 2

This is something I found recently via another blog I follow and love the idea. It's simple, yet looks the part...mixing pattern with line drawings. Two of my favourite things. Something I may have to refer to in my Digital Project 1.


Here comes The Bride

No not me...funny.

Although I love wedding ides, going is so much effort! I'm looking forward to the sweetie bar however...bet it wont come close to my ideas for Mum's 50th Alys in Wonderland party.

Maybe I should take my new-found-love-of-doing-line-drawings and illustrate the ideas I have so far?